Care and Share has seen fit to release all the information regarding its hire of Lynne Telford. And while this particular press release won't go down in the record books for its entertainment value, it does contain a little more information than we had an hour ago.
Care and Share Food Bank Names New CEO
Contact: Richard Wood, Chief Governance Officer
Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Board of Directors for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado announced today that Lynne Telford has been named the new CEO of Care and Share Food Bank. She will officially begin her tenure with the organization on March 14, 2011.
Lynne comes to Care and Share with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She is currently the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Pikes Peak United Way. She is also the former Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Lynne believes in giving back to the community and volunteers on a variety of boards, committees and commissions. She is also a skilled public speaker and regularly presents on a variety of nonprofit topics, including Standards for Excellence, board issues and philanthropy.
“We are so pleased that Lynne has chosen to work with Care and Share,” said Rich Wood, Chief Governance Officer for Care and Share. “She is an exceptional community leader and is deeply committed to our mission of bridging the gap between hunger and abundance.”
“I am passionate about serving the communities of Southern Colorado,” said Ms. Telford. “Nothing is more important or basic in terms of social services than providing hunger relief. I am deeply committed to this mission and look forward to joining the tremendous staff and volunteers at Care and Share.”
Care and Share’s Board of Directors began a search for a new CEO in early January of 2011 to replace Deborah Tuck, who left the organization in December 2010.
Care and Share Food Bank is the largest non-profit hunger relief agency in southern Colorado. Last year, Care and Share distributed 18.4 million pounds of food to more than 400 partner organizations in 31 counties across 52,000 square miles in southern Colorado. For more information about how Care and Share Food Bank is bridging the gap between hunger and abundance, call 719-528-1247, or visit www.careandshare.org.
Care and Share, the main provider of food for the hungry in the southern half of Colorado, lost CEO Nicholas Saccaro in May 2009, when he accepted a job in Denver. In March 2010, the organization hired Deborah Tuck as its new leader. But by December, Tuck was gone, and Care and Share was saying it needed "a new direction."
Telford is the vice president of Pikes Peak United Way and previously served as the executive director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.
Care and Share declined to comment on Telford's hire, saying they will release a statement later today.